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Krogerus M&A Practice Continues Strong Performance
Krogerus, February 2017
Finland

The Finnish M&A market was busy in 2016, and the Krogerus M&A practice has further strengthened its position as a leading practice in Finland. For several years, the practice has been one of the most active in the field, and based on league tables published by Mergermarket, Krogerus ranked once again among the top legal advisors measured in volume of M&A deals announced in Finland in 2016...

Krogerus advises eQ Asset Management on its raising of EUR 80 million for a Special Investment Fund
Krogerus, July 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised eQ Asset Management on its raising of some EUR 80 million for its special investment fund investing in Northern European and US private equity funds. The investors of the fund are technology sector foundations and associations...

Krogerus advises VVO on its acquisition of ICECAPITAL Housing Fund II
Krogerus, July 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised VVO Kodit Oy, part of the VVO Group, on its acquisition of the ICECAPITAL Housing Fund II. The fund owns 2,274 rental apartments situated primarily in the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Tampere. The transaction value is undisclosed. VVO is Finland’s largest private provider of rental housing...

Krogerus advises Unisport-Saltex on its merger with Kerko Group
Krogerus, June 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Unisport-Saltex Oy on its merger with Kerko Group Oy. The merger of Unisport-Saltex and Kerko Group with its subsidiaries creates the market leader in sports and exercise facility services...

Krogerus once again ranks among continental Europe's top 100 law firms
Krogerus, May 2016
Finland

The Lawyer, a leading legal magazine based in the United Kingdom, has once again ranked Krogerus among continental Europe’s 100 top law firms in its Euro100 survey published on 23 May 2016. The ranking is based on revenues earned during the year 2015. The survey also analyses the headcount, financial results, clients and partner structure of the top 100 firms...

Krogerus advises Valmet on its acquisition of a global Enterprise Resource Planning system from Infor
Krogerus, May 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Valmet Corporation on its acquisition of a global Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system from Infor Group. Valmet is a developer and supplier of technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. The US-based Infor Group is a supplier of ERP systems...

Krogerus advises Digia on the listing of shares of Qt Group on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki
Krogerus, May 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Digia Plc on the listing of shares of the newly-formed company, Qt Group Plc, on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki. Qt Group was established in connection with Digia’s partial demerger involving the transfer of all of Digia’s assets, debts and liabilities relating to its Qt segment to Qt Group. Digia’s Domestic segment operations remained with Digia...

Krogerus advises Lehto Group on its IPO on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki
Krogerus, April 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Lehto Group on its initial public offering and listing of shares on the official list of Nasdaq Helsinki. The IPO was oversubscribed over six fold. It included the issuance of 11,874,705 new shares and the sale of 1,732,340 shares by existing shareholders. Lehto Group will receive approximately EUR 60.5 million in gross proceeds before the deduction of fees and expenses...

Chambers Europe 2016 ranks Krogerus among best law firms in Finland
Krogerus, April 2016
Finland

Krogerus is once again recognised for its exceptional work in the 2016 edition of Chambers Europe. The rankings highlight the firm’s expertise in several practice areas. Our Competition and Regulatory, Energy and Infrastructure, Real Estate and Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Technology, Media and Telecommunications teams all receive Band 1 status...

Krogerus advises Allianz Capital Partners on its acquisition of three wind parks in Finland
Krogerus, April 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Allianz Capital Partners GmbH on its acquisition of three wind parks in Finland from Portofino New Energy B.V., which is owned by Impax New Energy Investors II LP. This acquisition is the largest wind power transaction in Finland to date...

Krogerus advises Suomen Hoivatilat on its First North initial public offering
Krogerus, March 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Suomen Hoivatilat on its initial public offering and listing of shares on Nasdaq First North Finland. The IPO was oversubscribed and resulted in 5,255,000 new shares issued and gross proceeds of roughly EUR 16.8 million. Trading in the company’s shares on First North Finland commenced on 31 March 2016...

Krogerus once again recognised as a leading law firm by Chambers Global
Krogerus, March 2016
Finland

Krogerus lawyers have been once again recognised in the 2016 edition of Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers in Business. We received plaudits across all four practice areas reviewed by the publication in Finland. Selected praise for our practitioners includes the following: "Päivi Toivari is well appreciated by banks and by colleagues...

Krogerus advises Neste in an arrangement with Veolia and Borealis to build a new EUR 400 million power plant in Kilpilahti, Porvoo
Krogerus, March 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Neste in a joint project with Veolia and Borealis to arrange power plant operations and build a new power plant in Kilpilahti, located in Porvoo, Finland. In the arrangement, Neste will transfer its existing power plant to Kilpilahti Power Plant Ltd. The company will build a new combined heat and power plant in Porvoo to match the needs of Neste and Borealis...

Krogerus advises Sweden-based Boliden on its acquisition of the Kevitsa mine for USD 712 million
Krogerus, March 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Boliden AB (publ) on the Finnish-law aspects of its acquisition of Kevitsa mine from First Quantum. The total consideration on a debt-free basis is USD 712 million in cash. The Kevitsa nickel-copper-platinum group elements mine is located approximately 142 kilometres northeast of the city of Rovaniemi. In 2015, the mine processed roughly 6.7 million tonnes of ore...

Krogerus shortlisted to receive the Chambers Europe Award 2016
Krogerus, February 2016
Finland

This year Chambers Europe has again placed Krogerus on its shortlist to receive the Chambers Europe Award for the category of Finland Law Firm of the Year. Krogerus won the award in 2013, when it was bestowed in Finland for the first time...

Krogerus bolsters its tax practice with the recruitment of three lateral hires
Krogerus, February 2016
Finland

Krogerus has recently recruited three seasoned lawyers to join its tax practice. Jouni Weckström and Laura Peni join us as counsel and senior associate, respectively, having previously worked for Roschier, while Sanna Lindqvist joins as senior associate, having previously worked for Borenius. Mr Weckström has particular experience in tax litigation and corporate and international tax law...

Krogerus promotes Carola Möller to partner
Krogerus, February 2016
Finland

Krogerus is pleased to announce that Carola Möller has been elected partner with the firm. Her appointment is effective from 1 April 2016. Carola focuses on complex commercial disputes and employment law. She acts as counsel both before arbitral tribunals and state courts...

Krogerus advises Sponda on its acquisition of six properties in the Forum block of Helsinki for EUR 576 million
Krogerus, February 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Sponda Plc on its acquisition of Ab Mercator Oy and Ab Forum Capita Oy from Forum Fastighets Kb and Föreningen Konstsamfundet r.f. for a purchase price of roughly EUR 576 million. The acquisition comprises six properties in the Forum block of central Helsinki, including the Forum shopping centre and office premises, with a total lettable area of nearly 77,000 square metres...

Krogerus advises Loiste in the sale of electricity distribution and natural gas assets
Krogerus, February 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Loiste Oy in the partial demerger of Karhu Voima and the strategic sale of two companies formed through the demerger to Kotkan Energia. The target companies operate the industrial electricity distribution network in the Karhula industrial area, sell and distribute natural gas mainly to industrial customers and provide related maintenance and other services...

Krogerus advises Northern Horizon Capital on the sale of a healthcare property portfolio for EUR 155 million
Krogerus, February 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Northern Horizon Capital on the EUR 155 million divestiture by EPI Healthcare I of a 27-asset healthcare property portfolio to Special Investment Fund eQ Care, a fund managed by eQ Asset Management Ltd. This is the largest healthcare property transaction to date in Finland. The portfolio consists of nursing homes that have a total lettable area of nearly 50,000 square metres...

Krogerus advises Allianz Capital Partners on its acquisition of its first wind park in Finland from OX2
Krogerus, January 2016
Finland

Krogerus advised Allianz Capital Partners GmbH on its acquisition of six turbines from Sweden-based wind power company OX2. The transaction is Allianz's first wind park acquisition in Finland. The wind park at Jouttikallio, around 80 kilometres from the city of Vaasa, has a capacity of 21 megawatts and meets the electricity demands of around 12,600 households...

Juha Pekka Katainen shortlisted to receive The Lawyer European Managing Partner of the Year 2016 award
Krogerus, January 2016
Finland

Krogerus' managing partner Juha Pekka Katainen is on the shortlist to receive the European Managing Partner of the Year 2016 award. The award is presented by The Lawyer, a leading legal magazine based in the United Kingdom. Each year the title of European Managing Partner of the Year is given to an outstanding leader who has driven his or her firm forward with vision and sound judgment...

Krogerus advises Intera Partners on its divestment of Orthex Group to funds managed by Sponsor Capital
Krogerus, December 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Intera Partners Oy on its divestment of Oy Orthex Group Ab to funds managed by Sponsor Capital. Orthex is the leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic household products in the Nordics. Orthex manufactures over 85% of its products locally in its three factories in Finland and Sweden...

Krogerus advises Vaaka Partners on its investment in Unisport and Saltex
Krogerus, December 2015
Finland

Krogerus acted as lead counsel to private equity firm Vaaka Partners Oy on the investment in Unisport Scandinavia AB and Saltex Oy. Krogerus was supported by local counsel in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Poland...

Krogerus advises healthcare-provider Diacor on the divestment of its holding in Koskiklinikka to Pihlajalinna
Krogerus, December 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Diacor terveyspalvelut Oy on the divestment of its minority holding in Tampereen Lääkärikeskus Oy (Koskiklinikka) to Pihlajalinna Oyj's subsidiary Pihlajalinna Terveys Oy. Also included in the agreement is Koskiklinikka's 50% share of the imaging service company Röntgentutka Oy. The transaction is expected to come into force by the end of 2015...

Krogerus advises Amundi Immobilier on the Finnish aspects of its EUR 1 billion pan-European office building portfolio acquisition
Krogerus, December 2015
Finland

Krogerus has advised Amundi Immobilier in connection with the Finnish aspects of its acquisition of the EUR 1 billion pan-European office building portfolio "Aqua" from Union Investment. The portfolio from Union Investment consists of a total of 17 properties located in six different countries (France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Austria and Finland)...

Krogerus advises Municipality Finance in the financing of T3 hospital
Krogerus, November 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Municipality Finance Plc in the financing of the new T3 hospital building of the Hospital District of Southwest Finland with real estate leasing. The construction of the T3 hospital in the city of Turku will take place in two phases and will be completed in 2020. The total construction costs of the T3 hospital are approximately EUR 158 million...

Krogerus successfully represents DNA in a competition law investigation regarding mobile network sharing
Krogerus, November 2015
Finland

Krogerus successfully represented the telecommunications group DNA in the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority's (FCCA) investigation regarding the construction and operation of Finland's first shared mobile network with TeliaSonera Finland Oyj in Northern and Eastern Finland...

Krogerus advises Sponda on the sale of Vuosaari harbour assets to Blackstone
Krogerus, November 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Sponda Oyj on the sale of Vuosaari harbour assets, including Kiinteistö Oy Vuosaaren Logistiikkakeskus, Kiinteistö Oy Vuosaaren Porttikeskus and Kiinteistö Oy Vuosaari Service Center, to Tellurium Investment S.à r.l., a company affiliated to funds managed by the Blackstone Group...

Krogerus advises DNA on the refinancing of its EUR 250 million credit facilities
Krogerus, October 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised DNA Oy on the refinancing of its credit facilities by new term and revolving credit facilities amounting to EUR 250 million. Syndicate members in the facilities agreement were Nordea Bank Finland, Danske Bank, Pohjola Bank, Handelsbanken and Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken...

Krogerus advises Varma and Sponda on their divestment in Certeum
Krogerus, October 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company and Sponda Oyj on their sale of 57% of the shares in Certeum Oy to Tungsten Investment S.à.r.l, a company affiliated to funds managed by the Blackstone Group. Certeum is the largest property investment company in Finland that specialises in owning, leasing and developing logistics and industrial properties...

Krogerus receives top rankings in the 2016 edition of IFLR1000
Krogerus, October 2015
Finland

Krogerus received top rankings by IFLR1000 in its 2016 edition covering Finland. The categories examined by IFLR 1000 were Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Energy and Infrastructure, and Mergers and Acquisitions...

Krogerus advises RELEX on an investment from Summit Partners
Krogerus, October 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Retail Logistics Excellence – RELEX Oy and its majority shareholders on its acceptance of a EUR 20 million investment from Summit Partners. RELEX is a supplier of software that helps retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers automate their supply chains, cut spoilage, reduce inventory and boost on-shelf availability...

Krogerus advises Intera Partners on its investment in indoor adventure park company HopLop
Krogerus, October 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Intera Partners on the acquisition of a controlling interest in HopLop Oy by funds Intera manages. HopLop is Finland's leading children's indoor play centre chain with 18 locations throughout Finland. Intera Partners is a Finnish private equity firm that principally focuses on Finnish and Scandinavian mid-sized companies with sales of EUR 10 to EUR 100 million...

Krogerus once again shortlisted to receive Mergermarket’s M&A Legal Adviser of the Year award
Krogerus, October 2015
Finland

Krogerus is once again on the shortlist to receive the Mergermarket European M&A Award 2015 in the category of Finland Legal Adviser of the Year. Mergermarket is a leading independent mergers and acquisitions intelligence service. Firms are nominated for the awards based on a statistical analysis of Mergermarket’s M&A database...

Krogerus boosts its chemicals regulatory and competition practices by welcoming Anna Roubier to the firm
Krogerus, October 2015
Finland

Krogerus enhances its chemicals regulatory (REACH) and competition law practices with the appointment of Anna Roubier as a counsel with the firm. Prior to joining Krogerus, Roubier worked as a legal adviser for the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) since 2011...

Krogerus advises the Finnish mutual insurance companies Elo and Etera on their ICT outsourcing arrangements
Krogerus, October 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised the Finnish mutual insurance companies Elo and Etera on their information technology and communications (ICT) outsourcing arrangements with LTC-Otso Oy, a joint venture between CGI and LähiTapiola Group. As part of the arrangement, Elo and Etera became shareholders in LTC Otso Oy. The Krogerus team was led by partner Mika Puittinen...

Euromoney Ranks Krogerus as the Best Law Firm in Finland – Real Estate Survey 2015
Krogerus, September 2015
Finland

Krogerus was endorsed as the number one law firm in Finland in Euromoney's Real Estate Survey 2015. The survey canvasses the opinions of real estate advisers, developers, investment managers, corporate end-users and banks worldwide. Participants are asked which firms they thought were the best providers of real estate products and services in their market over the past 12 months...

Krogerus advises AMF on the creation of Antilooppi, its EUR 400+ million joint venture with Ilmarinen
Krogerus, September 2015
Finland

Krogerus acted as lead counsel to Swedish pension insurance company AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB on the creation of Antilooppi. Antilooppi is a new real estate investment company focusing on the Helsinki office market and jointly owned by AMF and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company...

Krogerus Serves as Finnish Counsel to Nomad Foods on its Acquisition of Findus Group's Continental European Businesses for GBP 500 million
Krogerus, September 2015
Finland

Krogerus served as Finnish counsel to Nomad Foods Limited (London Stock Exchange: NHL) on its acquisition of Findus Group's continental European businesses in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, France, Spain, and Belgium for GBP 500 million...

Krogerus represented Assa Abloy in obtaining unconditional merger clearance for its acquisition of Flexim Security
Krogerus, August 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Assa Abloy Ltd., a global provider of door opening solutions, in the merger control aspects of its acquisition of Flexim Security Ltd., a security systems provider and locksmith in Finland...

Krogerus advises Caruna on its acquisition of Lapin Sähköverkko and the high-voltage electricity distribution network assets from Kemijoki
Krogerus, August 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Caruna Oy on its acquisition of Lapin Sähköverkko Oy from Kemijoki Oy. Concurrently, Caruna also acquired the high-voltage electricity distribution network assets from Kemijoki previously operated by Lapin Sähköverkko and Kemijoki itself...

Krogerus advises Commerzbank on a transaction related to sale of two commercial real estate portfolios with total face value of EUR 2.9 billion
Krogerus, July 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Commerzbank AG on the Finnish law aspects of the sale of its European portfolio totalling EUR 2.2 billion to investment bank J.P. Morgan and private-equity firm Lone Star. Commerzbank also sold a German portfolio of non-performing loans with a face value of EUR 700 million to investor Oaktree. Päivi Toivari led the Krogerus team...

Krogerus advises Sponsor Capital on its investment in CompAid
Krogerus, July 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised private-equity firm Sponsor Capital on the creation of CompAid Group and its acquisition of PT-Keskus Oy, Comp-Aid Oy, Suomen Proteesipalvelu Oy and Rehamed Oy. Sponsor Capital and the current owner of Comp-Aid Oy, Petteri Mäki, will be the principal shareholders of the new Group. CompAid Group is a supplier of assistive devices, health care supplies and hospital equipment...

Krogerus advises Codenomicon and its shareholders on its acquisition by US-based Synopsys
Krogerus, July 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Codenomicon and its shareholders, including funds managed or advised by Verdane Capital Advisors and Prime Ventures, on the acquisition of the company by US-based Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS). Based in Finland, Codenomicon is a global software security company that focuses on software embedded in chips and devices...

Krogerus advises healthcare-provider Diacor on its acquisition of Eloni and resulting expansion outside the capital region
Krogerus, June 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Diacor terveyspalvelut Oy on its acquisition of Eloni Oy. As a result of this transaction, Diacor, which operates in the Helsinki metropolitan region, now expands to the city of Turku. Diacor is the market leader in occupational healthcare services in the Helsinki metropolitan area...

Krogerus advises eQ Asset Management on its raising of USD 80 million for eQ PE VII US
Krogerus, June 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised eQ Asset Management on its raising of USD 80 million for its North America-focused private equity fund, eQ PE VII US LP. The fund was raised in only five months and closed on 11 June 2015 above its target. eQ PE VII US invests in funds investing in unlisted small- and medium-sized companies operating in the United States and Canada...

Krogerus advises Sponsor Capital on its divestment of Tikomet to Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.
Krogerus, June 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised private equity firm Sponsor Capital on the sale of Tikomet Oy to Global Tungsten & Powders Corp. Tikomet is a producer of zinc reclaimed WC-Co powders. Partner Mika Ståhlberg led the transaction. He was assisted by associates Ilkka Linkoneva and Suvi Tervahartiala. About Krogerus: Krogerus is one of the largest corporate law firms in Finland...

Krogerus advises Bravida on the acquisition of Peko Group
Krogerus, June 2015
Finland

Krogerus advised Bravida on the acquisition of Peko Group. Peko Group offers installation and service solutions within the electrical, heating and plumbing, and HVAC fields. Peko Group has some 320 employees and in 2014 had a turnover of EUR 67 million...

Krogerus advises AMF on its EUR 652 million joint venture with Kesko and Ilmarinen
Krogerus, May 2015
Finland

Krogerus acted as lead counsel to Swedish pension insurance company AMF Pensionsförsäkring AB on its joint venture with Kesko Corporation and Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Company to set up a real estate investment company called Ankkurikadun Kiinteistöt Oy. The joint venture will own, manage and develop store sites acquired by it and primarily used by Kesko Group...

 

 


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